Rhubarb from seed

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,257

    I grow mine from seeds too. Simple and a lot, lot cheaper. I once read that someone grows them and treats them as anuals. I dont think mine will be ready for picking any decent amounts this year though, they seem to be taking ages to grow, watched pot and all that!

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Never tried this but it sound like a good idea.  Maybe harvest from a few plants in the first or second year and then discard them while waiting for the others to produce?

    The stuff I've been nurturing has been destroyed by overenthusiastic pulling (and cutting!) by the staff where I work.  I've told them it's set them back by a year.  Their problem.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,257

    Thats right Steve,  less room needed as well.

    I bought the seeds from Amazon, very cheap.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    The ones someone had all but destroyed were just crowns on Sunday but by yesterday they both had several leaves opening.  I guess it's a question of what reserves they have.  I'm perpetually astonished how fast things grow at this time of year (especially weeds!)   Just think what would happen if the sun shone!

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